Top 10 Largest Churches in The World
10. Sanctuary of Our Lady of Liche?, Poland
The Sanctuary of Our Lady of lichen is the largest church in Poland,seventh in Europe and tenth in the world. The church was built from 1994 until 2004. Has a length of 120 m (393 ft) wide and 77 m (252 ft). Sanctuary of Our Lady of lichen was built to honor the Virgin Mary and is home to the 200-year-old painting known as “Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland.”
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Liche? Poland
And Here’s the painting of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland, made in 1772
painting of Our Lady of Sorrows, Queen of Poland
9. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Ivory Coast
The Basilica of our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, a Roman Catholic basilica is listed by Guinness World Records as the largest church in the world. Its area is 30,000 square meters (322,917 sq ft), accommodating 18,000 worshipers. However, calculated on the whole region including the rectory and villas, which are not part of the church. Basilica was built between 1985 and 1989 and was ordained in 1990 by Pope John Paul II.
Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Ivory Coast
8. Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Belgium
The National Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a Roman Catholic basilica and is the parish church in Brussels, Belgium. King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1905 during the birthday celebration of the 75th Independence of Belgium. This development was stopped because of World War II, construction completed in 1969. Has a length of 164.5 m (540 ft) and width of 107.80 m (353.7 ft). The church is the sixth world’s largest catholic church and seventh among all the Christian churches.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart Belgium
7. Milan Cathedral, Italy
Milan Cathedral (Duomo di Milano) is often referred to as one of the largest churches in the world. Construction began in 1386 and completed in 1965. This cathedral has a length of 157 m (515 ft) wide and 92 m (302 ft), accommodating 40,000 people. This is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and one of the most famous buildings in Europe.
Milan Cathedral, Italy
6. Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Portugal
The Church of the Most Holy Trinity is the fourth largest Catholic Church and the sixth largest Christian church in the world. Built between 2004 and 2007 and was ordained on October 12, 2007. The church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity was fully paid with gifts from the pilgrims. Has a length of 95 m (310 ft) and width 115 m (380 ft), accommodating up to 9,000 people.
Church of the Most Holy Trinity, Portugal
5. Liverpool Cathedral, United Kingdom
The Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool, England is the fifth largest cathedral in the world. This church occupies a total area of 103,334 square feet (9600 square meters) and the main building made of sandstone material. Cathedral bell in the tower is the largest and highest in the world that is 219 ft. and weighing 31 tons. This bell is named Bartlett Bells.
Liverpool Cathedral, United Kingdom
4. Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, United States
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York claimed to be the largest Anglican Cathedral and the fourth largest Christian church in the world. Has a length of 183.2 m (601 ft) and width 70.7 m (232 ft). This church was originally designed as a Byzantine-Roman, but transformed into Gothic. A huge fire damaged the church in 2001. construction and restoration still continues today, so its get nickname: St. John the Unfinished.
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, United States
3. Cathedral of Seville, Spain
Also known as Catedral de Santa Maria de la Sede (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See), Cathedral of Seville is claimed by some as the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Its construction began in 1402 and continued until the 16th century. The total area covers 11,520 sq m.
Cathedral of Seville, Spain
2. Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil
The new Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida was built in 1955 and designed in a Greek cross. Has a length of 173 m (567 ft) wide and 168 m (551 ft), and holds 45,000 people. Pope John Paul II called the church the most important National Marian Shrine in Brazil. Officially declared as “the largest Marian Temple in the World” in 1984
Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida, Brazil
1. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
This is the largest church in the world that never existed. Located in Italy’s capital Rome. With a length of 730 ft (220 m) wide and 500 ft (150 m), It has the biggest part of every Christian church in the world, and accommodate up to 60,000 people. St. Peter’s style is Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Basilica is one of the most sacred Christian sites and the greatest of all Christian churches. Built from 1506 to 1626 by Michelangelo among one of the architects. The building is officially known in Italian as the Basilica di San Pietro in Vaticano. The church is known as a place of pilgrimage, because of its function and history of the liturgy association.
St peters basilica vatican city, Vatican
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